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BLD Class of 2021

Congratulations BLD Class of 2021

These past few semesters have been a challenging but a Spartan's resilience remains true. A SpartansWill is strong. Even though this celebration looks different than those in year's past, your accomplishment is still significant. You completed a difficult degree and are now ready to enter a workforce on the frontline of public and patient health in a time where your skills are needed. Congratulations!


A Message from BLD Director Dr. John Gerlach


2021 Fall BLD Alumni Board Outstanding Senior Award

Each year the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program Alumni Board presents an award to a graduating senior who has shown initiative, dedication and promise during their educational career. Some of the criteria used to select the awardee includes grade point average, leadership abilities, technical skills, and dedication to the profession.

  • Halley Logan Taddonio
    Halley Logan Taddonio
    Medical Laboratory Science
    College of Natural Science
  • Taylor Ann Smith
    Taylor Ann Smith
    Biomedical Laboratory Science
    College of Natural Science

2021 Stevens Award for Academic Excellence

Each year the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program presents a monetary award to the graduating senior student with the highest grade point average (one for each of our majors). The award is called the Stevens Award in Medical Technology, in honor of Bertram E. Stevens, who donated the money to a trust fund for this purpose.

  • Nicholas Andrew Barron
    Nicholas Andrew Barron
    Medical Laboratory Science
    College of Natural Science
  • Michael Wischer
    Michael Wischer
    Biomedical Laboratory Science
    Lyman Briggs College

Graduation 2021 Resources

Beginning April 30, Michigan State University will hold more than 50 in-person and two virtual commencement ceremonies for the spring 2021 graduating class. More than 9,000 graduates will be recognized across three weekends. The Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program ceremony will be Saturday, May 1 at 2:00pm est. in the Breslin Center parking lot.

Graduation resources


Congratulations Class of 2021!